Acquisition of Shade Oak Swine Ltd. Concluded

CANADA - Hypor Inc. announced last week that it has concluded its acquisition of the high health purebred nucleus herd of Canadian based, purebred Duroc breeder, Shade Oak Swine Ltd.
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Included in the acquisition are all AI boars owned by Shade Oak Ltd and located at various third party AI stations and all related intellectual property rights. Additionally Hypor has entered into a distribution agreement with Shade Oak’s boar stud division known as Total Swine Genetics (TSG).

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Gerjan van Alst, General Manager, Hypor North America sees the purchase as a perfect fit with the Hypor terminal sire line program further strengthening the company’s position as a key supplier of preferred swine genetics. "With the acquisition of the Shade Oak Duroc, bolstered by nearly 25 years of focused genetic improvement and using most advanced testing and breeding evaluation programs, we will now have one of the most significant Duroc gene pools in North America. We look forward to bringing this product to market globally."

"Duroc genetics are highly desired by both producers and processors in North America and around the world," says Eric Aubin, Manager, Sales and Marketing Canada. "Besides providing producers with a robust, fast growing and uniform animal, Durocs are renowned for outstanding meat quality with many markets seeing an increased demand for this type of product."

Arnold Ypma, former president of Shade Oak Swine Ltd. will continue to have influence on the development Hypor’s Duroc sire line having been appointed to the Hypor Sire Line Genetic Advisory Committee.

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